Expedient Construction, Expansive Utility
Prefabricated structures don’t cost nearly so much to manufacture as traditional buildings do. Granted, a foundation is required, and they still require some work. But since they’re made beforehand and moved in segments to the necessary location, building is both quicker, and less expensive.
For a small business, expedience and cost-effectiveness are definitely necessary if profitability is to be obtained. Certainly it’s possible to build an entire facility of structures which aren’t of the prefabricated variety; and some businesses can afford that much more quickly than others. But you’re still going to save with prefabricated solutions.
The more money can be saved, the more expansion becomes possible. Energy, construction, maintenance, and utility are all expanded with prefabricated solutions. In addition to these things, there’s a “green” component which may additionally net a startup company tax breaks that can continue to conserve assets for years.
Steel is one of the greenest building materials on the planet because it can be recycled multiple times, and often is. Now most prefabricated structures do rely on traditional grid-based power structures, but they’re uniquely configured so that solar solutions can be applied to them as well.
You’ve likely seen prefabricated buildings that have a half-cylinder shape. There are strategic locations on these buildings on which solar panels can be mounted such that their reflection of the sun represents maximum energy production. When you consider cost reduction that result from such structures, it’s like you’re doubling down on savings.
Some Numbers To Consider
Oftentimes a kWh, or kilowatt hour, will cost roughly twelve cents with traditional energy solutions. A 10 kWh energy usage translates to $1.20 per hour. Over the course of a twenty-four hour period, that’s $28.80. That comes to $10,512 in a year’s time.
Meanwhile, you can purchase a solar panel as low as $.70 per Watt. That means 100 Watts is $70; and a thousand (or 1 kWh) is $700. Ergo, 10 kWh would be approximately $7,000 before installation costs. It’s conceivable that you could install a deep cell battery in conjunction with a 10 kWh solar solution for $14k or less.
Within a year and a half, your small business will save with this system over the traditional energy source. When added to a prefabricated structure with a flat or curved surface, installation is a breeze. Add in a $5k wind turbine to account for those days when the clouds are thick, and for under $20k, you’ve got a system that will last you about ten years.
Ten years using traditional energy sources continuously would cost you $100,000+ for the same output. So this solution can potentially save a small business who uses that level of energy $90,000 or more in the first decade.
Additionally, construction and installation of a prefabricated structure with a solar system is very fast. Fidelity Steel points out, concerning prefabricated buildings, “If you need more space in a hurry, this is a great option.” From garages to hangars to restaurants to homes to breweries, applications of prefabricated steel structures are very numerous.
When it comes to business, you can fit quite a bit of office infrastructure in prefabricated buildings. Remember, 1,200 feet of floor space may not be a measure of total usable interior space. Multi-storey solutions can be constructed inside.
Prefabricated metal buildings often have a high ceiling in the middle which tapers off to either side. It’s conceivable that you can multiply available floor space by constructing multiple levels within. From production to management and internal infrastructure, it’s easy to see why prefabricated buildings have the appeal they do.
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